Question about Refrigerators
Hello Rene. The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: The defrost timer The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) The defrost heater If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem Joe Thanks for choosing Fixya
Posted on Mar 11, 2011
Hi Rene.... Link for all appliance model numbers. Please post your entire model number. After you have clicked on the link below.... Just to the right of the "search" tab click on "help me find my model number" Just click on the model of your choice In either video or image presentation Then please repost the information. Click on the link http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts Thanks.... Keith
This is a fairly common issue. What is happening is the freezer is not going through a defrost cycle. You defrosting it only masked the issue. If you continued to do it , it would always come back.
Here are the reasons that the refrigerator is not going through the defrost cycle.
Better yet forward your model number and I will be able to show you on a print the parts that may have gone bad.
Link for all appliance model numbers.
Please post your entire model number.
After you have clicked on the link below....
Just to the right of the "search" tab click on "help me find my model number"
Just click on the model of your choice In either video or image presentation
Then please repost the information.
Click on the link http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts
Posted on Mar 12, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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